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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Iredell County

Skin Cancer Prevention

When you're outdoors during the summer for at least half an hour,
how often do you protect your skin from the sun,
such as by using sunscreens or sunblock or wearing hats or protective clothing?
Would you say:

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  Total
Respond.^
Always Nearly always Sometimes Seldom Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,466 4,658 30.5 29.6-31.5 2,945 20.3 19.5-21.1 3,014 21.6 20.7-22.5 1,150 8.8 8.1- 9.4 2,699 18.9 18.0-19.7
-Iredell County 415 135 31.5 26.6-36.8 86 18.8 15.0-23.2 78 19.6 15.6-24.3 39 10.9 7.8-15.1 77 19.2 14.6-25.0
GENDER
Male 167 39 24.7 18.0-32.8 32 16.2 11.3-22.6 37 21.4 15.4-29.0 21 13.9 8.9-20.9 38 23.9 16.2-33.7
Female 248 96 38.9 32.3-45.8 54 21.6 16.4-28.0 41 17.6 12.9-23.5 18 7.7 4.7-12.4 39 14.2 10.2-19.4
RACE
White 359 117 31.4 26.2-37.1 79 19.7 15.7-24.5 66 19.3 15.0-24.4 36 11.9 8.4-16.5 61 17.8 12.8-24.2
Other 53 17 32.2 19.7-47.9 7 14.0 6.0-29.2 10 19.6 10.3-34.2 3 6.2 1.8-18.7 16 28.0 16.7-42.9
AGE
18-44 159 41 25.8 18.8-34.3 30 16.6 11.3-23.7 38 23.0 16.5-31.0 16 11.1 6.7-17.9 34 23.5 15.3-34.3
45+ 252 93 36.1 29.7-43.0 55 20.6 15.7-26.5 39 16.7 12.1-22.7 23 10.9 7.0-16.7 42 15.7 11.4-21.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 185 52 30.0 22.9-38.2 33 14.3 9.8-20.3 32 18.0 12.7-25.0 20 12.9 8.1-19.8 48 24.8 18.5-32.4
Some College + 230 83 32.7 26.2-40.0 53 22.7 17.1-29.3 46 20.9 15.5-27.7 19 9.3 5.7-14.7 29 14.4 8.2-24.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 202 58 26.7 20.3-34.3 40 15.6 11.2-21.4 37 20.5 14.6-28.0 20 11.8 7.4-18.3 47 25.4 17.5-35.2
$50,000+ 120 42 31.6 23.5-40.9 25 22.0 15.0-31.0 25 20.2 13.7-28.7 13 11.8 6.6-20.0 15 14.5 8.7-23.0

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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